Thursday, August 5, 2010
Thursday Morning in Ankara
Yesterday, we did manage to make it over to Anit Kabir I am pictured at it. According to Wikipedia, "it is a mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the leader of the Turkish War of Independence and the founder and first president of the Republic of Turkey." It was really hot yesterday and even hotter with all that marble reflecting the sunlight. Last night, we ventured out of our immediate neighborhood and went to a lovely Greek place called Laterna. All the waiters wore t-shirts "OUZO- connecting people." The drink of choice in Turkey, however is not OUZO, is a similar beverage called Raki. It also seems to connect people. Out of about 20 tables, Jeff and I were the only table who did not order a bottle of Raki. Anyway, the food was great. Jeff had shrimp saganaki and I had a meze platter.
Today, there is a bit of cloud cover and so we walked around a bit this morning (pictures posted on facebook) and will probably go to the pool and sun deck and are hoping to be fully recovered by tomorrow. The driver will pick us up very early and take us to Hattusa, then Saturday morning we leave for Cappadocia